Each week, we take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the folks that make us who we are—the Board, the Committees, the volunteers, and the staff. Each week, we plan to introduce you to one of the many individuals who contribute so much to La Grande Main Street and ultimately making La Grande a vibrant, stable, beautiful place to gather, shop, eat, work, live, and play.
Today we are featuring Shawna McKinnis, the Secretary of our Board of Directors and Chair of the Promotions Committee..
Shawna McKinnis, our Board secretary, is Principal Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Real Estate Team with her husband Randy. They have been real estate brokers for nearly 28 years and opened RE/MAX Real Estate Team in 2002. In 2019 they moved their office from Island Avenue to 1214 ½ Adams Avenue, remodeling a building that had been vacant for several years. Her favorite part of her job is the satisfaction of meeting her clients’ needs whether they are buying or selling.
Shawna grew up on a farm in Idaho, lived in Alaska for several years and moved to La Grande in 1993. She actually worked part time for the Downtown Association for a time. Shawna and Randy have four children and six grandchildren. In her ‘spare time’ she enjoys quilting, working in her yard, being at Wallowa Lake on the deck or kayaking, and spending time with those grandkids!
Shawna has a love of Downtown La Grande, as she feels it is the heart of our community and a vibrant downtown is imperative to a thriving community!
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